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January 28, 2010
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the other half

This picture was taken at Union Station during the first wedding that my husband Kier and I worked together.  As the behind the scenes person at Firstlight Photography I decided now that our kids are getting older,  it was time to join in the fun of taking photos.  Since I was a child I have always had a camera and a love for photography but Kier has worked hard to teach me the technical aspects I used to just “fake.”

other duties as assigned

The thing that has surprised me most about shooting weddings is all of the “other duties as assigned” that pop up.  I can’t tell you how many flowers I have pinned on the gents – not to mention a few bridal bouquets have required a quick fix.  I find people.  I find rings.  I give guests directions via cell (for those that know me well – this is down right scary).  I straighten ties.  I help repair unfortunate accidents that sometimes happen to cakes.  I work with the wedding planners to ensure we understand the timing of the event.  I even take the family dog for a walk around the grounds.  I feel lucky to be invited to the best parties around the Puget Sound – and I enjoy being able to help smooth out the wrinkles that always pop up and make things interesting.  I travel with my McGyver Bag of tricks and supplies.  It comes in very handy.

Mostly I take photos.  I take this picture at every wedding I shoot with Kier.  I am usually in the background when he is doing portraits so you can see my perspective below!  I just can’t resist this shot.

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